Philipp Erasmus Reich and the Leipzig publishers' cartel, N.N. [Leipzig] (1765)

Source: Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek 2 HLL I, 8075 (1)

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Philipp Erasmus Reich and the Leipzig publishers' cartel, N.N. [Leipzig] (1765), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
The first basic law of the newly-established German Publishers' Association (Buchhandlungsgesellschaft)

Full title original language:
Erstes Grundgesetz der neuerrichteten Buchhandlungsgesellschaft in Deutschland

Abstract:
This charter of the German Publishers' Association to prevent reprinting was the result of the Leipzig-based publisher Philipp Erasmus Reich's initiative to build up a cartel of non-reprinting publishers. It was one of several steps undertaken by Reich in his struggle against reprinting, which eventually led to the Saxonian Statute of 1773. The charter was signed on 10 May 1765 at the first meeting of the Association, when Reich was also elected its first secretary. The signatories pledged themselves to 'suspend any business dealings with dishonourable reprinters' and to themselves undertake reprints in revenge for reprints carried out to the detriment of fellow-members (pp. 6-7). The commentary focusses on the economic background of the dispute between the influential Leipzig publishers, who sought to implement their business model of money trade and the other booksellers, who tried to retain the traditional barter system. Furthermore the case of Gellert's works being reprinted in Berlin is identified as one of the reasons for Reich's initiative.

1 Commentary:
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Bibliography:
  • Lehmstedt, Mark, 'Philipp Erasmus Reich 1717-1787: Verleger der Aufklärung und Reformer des deutschen Buchhandels' (Leipzig: Karl-Marx-Universität, 1988)

  • Goldfriedrich, Johann, 'Geschichte des Deutschen Buchhandels', vol. 2 (Leipzig: Verlag des Börsenvereins, 1909)


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Author: N.N.

Publisher: N.N.

Year: 1765

Location: N.N. [Leipzig]

Language: German

Source: Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek 2 HLL I, 8075 (1)

Persons referred to:
Bartholomaei, Albrecht Friedrich
Bohn, Johann Carl
Brandt, Johann Christian
Braun, Anton Gottfried
Breitkopf, Bernhard Christoph
Breitkopf, Johann Gottlob Immanuel
Cröker, widow of Johann Rudolf
Cuno, Christian Heinrich
Donatius, Christian Gottfried
Dyck, Johann Gottfried, Sr.
Felßecker, Carl
Fritsch, Caspar
Frommann, Nathanael Sigismund
Förster, Georg Ludwig
Gampert, Johann Michael
Gebauer, Johann Justinus
Gebler, Christian Gottlieb
Gerlach, Johann Nicolaus
Geßner, Hans Conrad
Gleditsch, Johann Friedrich
Günther, Christian Friedrich
Hartung, Johann Wilhelm
Heinsius, Johann Samuel
Helwing, Christian Friedrich
Hilscher, Christian Gottlob
Hoffmann, Siegmund Heinrich
Horn, Georg Gottlieb
Iversen, David
Junius, Johann Friedrich
Koppe, Johann Christian, Sr.
Korn, Wilhelm Gottlieb
Kümmel, Carl Christian
Meyer, Johann Christoph
Meyer, Johann Ernst
Mumm, widow of Franz Christian
Mylius, August
Orell, Conrad
Raspe, Gabriel Nicolaus
Reich, Philipp Erasmus
Richter, Paul Emanuel
Rüdiger, Johann Heinrich, Jr.
Scheidhauer, Georg Ernst
Schmid, Johann Wilhelm
Schmidt, Jonas
Seidel, Christoph
Stahlbaum, Christian Friedrich
Stettin, August Lebrecht
Stößel, Johann Christoph
Vandenhoeck, Abraham
Vandenhoeck, Anna, née Parry
Voß, Christian Friedrich
Walther, Georg Conrad
Weidmann, Moritz Georg, Sr.
Weygand, Johann Friedrich
Witte, J. M.
Zimmermann, widow of Samuel Gottfried

Places referred to:
Altenburg
Altona
Berlin
Braunschweig
Bremen
Chemnitz
Copenhagen
Dresden
Frankfurt (Oder)
Glogau
Göttingen
Halle
Hamburg
Hanover
Helmstädt
Jena
Leipzig
Lemgo
Lübeck
Magdeburg
Nuremberg
Rostock
Ulm
Weimar
Wittenberg
Wroclaw (Breslau)
Zurich
Züllichau

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, Halle
German Publishers' & Booksellers' Association (1765)
Haude & Spener publishing house (f.1640)
Leipzig fair
Meyersche Buchhandlung, Lemgo (f.1664)
Rengerische Buchhandlung, Halle
Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, Frankfurt (f.1680)

Legislation:
N/A

Keywords:
barter trade
book fairs
book trade
fraud
natural rights
piracy
property analogies
property theory, publishers' property
reciprocity
remedies
reprints
reputation
societies, publishers'

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